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Squash Players Make Terrible Referees

I recently competed in the 2009 Australian Masters Squash and World Masters Games Competitions reaching the top 12 and 18 National and International Rankings respectively. I tell you this so you know I am qualified to make the statement that squash players make terrible referees. But here’s the thing that boggles my mind. They don’t know they suck.

At the 2009 World Masters Games, I had a match that was horribly refereed – I mean it was absolutely horrendous – it wasn’t biased – the calls were bad for me AND my opponent. But the calls were just plain wrong. The referee and the marker BOTH had NO CLUE how to referee a match EVEN THOUGH they were 50 to 60 year olds with 30+ squash playing experience.

How can that be?

Then it hit me, like a beginner’s exaggerated follow-through on the back-hand swing across the head…

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